Wednesday, September 03, 2008

The Book...

She read it in two sittings.
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When she was done, she walked toward me from the kitchen, holding the manuscript with both hands.
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"kj," she said. "You've written a novel."
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I stared at her. "A real novel?" I asked. "In the same league as all the novels you read?"
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"Yes." she said. "It's good."
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"Why?" I asked.
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"You can understand how much these women love each other. It's real."
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That happens to be the very reason I wrote the story of Alex and Lily. That happens to be the reaction I hope for.
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She smiled. "It's good, honey. It really is."
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Sometimes the opinion of one special person is quite enough.
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Next steps: final edit for punctuation/spelling/grammar
timeline edit
page and print layout
title (help!)
cover design (help!)

36 comments:

  1. it seems the title may have to do with light, leaving the light on etc etc. might that help the suggestion departments?

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  2. Aw kj that's so nice. Although they're sometimes our harshest critics, our friends and families can be our greatest admirers. Sounds like you're on a winner on more than one level!

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  3. "Sometimes the opinion of one special person is quite enough." How true ...

    Leave the Light On is a great idea!

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  4. Sometimes your own opinion is enough. However, for a publication other opinions are needed and useful to get an idea of how others experience it. Exciting ! So I am happy that your special person made the conclusion you aimed at.

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  5. I wanted to sent you an e-mail, but I don't have your address.... So I just want to thank you here for your nice comment on my animal blog. It is helping me!

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  6. I'm so glad you got a resounding endorsement from someone you care about. It matters.

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  7. congrats kj!!! that's quite an accomplishment!!

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  8. baino, this is one sweet comment you've left. thank you.

    melissa, something with light. light years?

    hildegarde, thank you so much. it's always a pleasure when you visit here.

    merlinprincesse, i have been thinking of you and merlin.

    cs, yup. thanks.

    ces, i may get lost, but i'm going.

    anonymous, thank you for your comment, but i want to know who you are (tp?)

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  9. Porch Light

    Light's On

    The Light Will Lead You Home (a little long)

    Love's Light (ooh, I kinda like this)

    Eternal Light (eh, too cheesy)

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  10. I LOVE the light suggestions regarding the title.

    I am so pleased for your KJ!

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  11. ooo, I *love* Porch Light! It's simple, but gets the meaning across ... it makes the reader immediately think to themselves, "leave the porch light on ..." and they already feel a part of the story ...

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  12. thank you kris for terrific suggestions and everyone for your support. although i won't choose it, my favorite is LIGHT YEARS. i like the different meanings it conveys.

    things are moving along. i'm very happy about it all.

    xo!

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  13. Whooohoooo!
    How exciting!
    Congratulations!!

    ~j

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  14. I bet you have a real sense of accomplishment. Congratulations, kj. I hope you're as proud of you as she is!

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